NYC’s most controversial public art projects

NYC’s most controversial public art projects

Just one month after Long Island City’s controversial proposal, the Sunbather, Madison Square Park’s upcoming art installation is causing headaches.

Given that this is New York, it’s hardly surprising that there have been some public art controversies over the years. From the Gates to the Tilted Arc, we take a look back at some of the most controversial projects that New Yorkers (some funded by the city while others are privately funded) have seen.

CAROLINE LINTON